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You should stop for gas regularly, but if you like take chances, read this

By Product Expert | Posted in Fuel Economy, Kia Forte, Kia Optima, Kia Rio, Kia Sedona, Kia Sorento, Kia Soul, Kia Sportage on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 7:46 pm
A stock photo of a gas gauge nearly on empty with the low-fuel light turned on.

How far will a Kia vehicle go on empty?

Are you a thrill-seeker? Do you like to live on the edge? Are you the kind of person that pushes the limits of your vehicle by seeing how far you can travel with as little fuel as possible? For any number of reasons, this isn’t a good idea. But if you’re constantly wondering how far a Kia vehicle will go on empty, Classic Kia Carrollton has some answers. Our product team found a wonderful website, TankOnEmpty.com that uses crowdsourcing to determine just how far a particular vehicle can travel when the gas gauge gets dangerously too far to the bad side or how long you have before you’re stuck when the low-fuel light activates. Let’s take a look at a few popular Kia models that you’ll find in our showroom.

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All of the fuel economy scores listed below are the best possible available from each vehicle from its 2019 model. The distance you can drive on empty in your Kia vehicle may vary based on the terrain on which you travel and the condition of your vehicle.

Kia Forte

31 mpg (city)/41 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 32.53 miles
Data Points: 15
Learn more about the Kia Forte

Kia Optima

27 mpg (city)/37 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 34.89 miles
Data Points: 36
Learn more about the Kia Optima

Kia Rio

28 mpg (city)/37 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 48.50 miles
Data Points: 28
Learn more about the Kia Rio

Kia Sedona

18 mpg (city)/37 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 39.70 miles
Data Points: 20
Learn more about the Kia Sedona

Kia Sorento

22 mpg (city)/29 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 33.96 miles
Data Points: 24
Learn more about the Kia Sorento

The most obvious reason that you shouldn’t test how far your Kia vehicle can run on empty is that at some point, you’ll be stranded on the side of the road looking for help. However, there is also a mechanical reason you should keep your tank full. Routinely trying to drive a vehicle with very little gas in the tank can cause damage to the fuel pump. When this component fails, it can lead to costly and time-consuming repairs.

Kia Soul

26 mpg (city)/31 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 37.27 miles
Data Points: 11
Learn more about the Kia Soul

Kia Sportage

23 mpg (city)/30 mpg (hwy.)
Average Distance: 39.70 miles
Data Points: 27
Learn more about the Kia Sportage

If your vehicle is causing you to stop for gas more than you’d like, make an appointment to see what is currently available for sale or lease in the Classic Kia Carrollton showroom.

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